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Red October: How to Mad Men-ify Yourself

If you watch Mad Men, you’ll notice Peggy, Joan and Betty’s lives seem to be falling apart at times, and yet they’re always put together. Dressed to the nines whether they’re baking, puffing on a cig, or preparing a stiff cocktail for guys in the office. It shows stereotypes and real life situations of women in the 60’s, but the acting is great and the wardrobes alone are too stunning not to watch. They inspired me to create my own MadMen look in my favorite fall color, RED.

I found this dress at one of my favorite boutiques in San Francisco called Belle Cose. When I saw this dress in the window, I instantly thought of MadMen and then we took these pictures below.


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Are you a fan of retro styles andMad Men?”
Happy Halloween and have fun in whatever costume you wear!

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65 comments on “Red October: How to Mad Men-ify Yourself
  1. Teddi says:

    these photos on the haunted wood, rusted car,are excellent! those shoes are breathtaking.

  2. Liesl says:

    You look gorgeous in that red dress and I love how you paired animal print shoes with it…just lovely!

    Liesl ;)

  3. You look amazing in that dress and I love the props. I was wondering how you managed to stand on the hood of that rusty car with your heels on. I am so clumsy lol Also, Loved reading about Mad Men. It’s interesting because 60s is known for the women’s liberation movement. Very interesting decade.
    Heel in Mint

  4. Snazzy Dollface says:

    great pics.. way to over come your childhood fears girl.. lol
    great dress.. red is always amazing :)

  5. Bree says:

    I am definitely a fan of retro styles. I always like incorporating vintage pieces in my outfits. Although I don’t watch Mad Men, I still appreciate the fab clothes. That red dress is a steal and I love the location. It’s perfect for Halloween! :D

    I haven’t decided what to dress as yet for Halloween, but I’m leaning towards Grecian Goddess.

    XoXo, Bree
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  6. Carrie says:

    That dress is incredibly cute and shoes too! Love your choice of location to shoot your photos!
    XO Carrie

  7. Kaitlin Mattingly says:

    umm your pictures are serious so amazing. i love the rugged car in the back so cute.
    and I love that color and style dress.

    Kait xo

  8. Asia says:

    These pictures are amazing, they look like a magazine editorial!! Love the leopard heels with the red dress. I watch Pan Am and the ladies are always well dressed, I enjoy the fashion on these types of shows!!

  9. Libbie says:

    Stunning pictures! You look beautiful! Love those shoes too!


  10. inmyhansonshirt says:

    These photos are absolutely fantastic. You really captured the Mad Men style!


  11. Bravoe Runway says:

    These photos are unbelivable! You look gorgeous and I especially love the abandoned car and how you used it as your prop!

  12. Pretty Affair says:

    what a fantastic photoshoot!! you look stunning and i love those shoes!! xo

  13. | C AND C | Sarmin says:

    I never got into MadMen, I don’t know why…I am deff missing out on some great fashion. You look gorgeous! The photos are gorgeous. Love the sunglasses. Love everything!

    xo SARMIN

  14. Jay says:

    the dress and heels look nice on you, but what are you doing on top of a car? ;)

  15. PAPS says:

    This photo shoot is awesome.

  16. Girlie Blogger says:

    That dress looks smoking hot on you.


  17. rooth says:

    That shoot is so fun – nicely done!

  18. Lost.in.Idaho says:

    Between Mad Men and How I Met Your Mother, the thought of ‘Suiting Up’ is more common for men.

    And I love it. I look damn good in a suit, and now it’s a little more acceptable.

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  20. SassyUptownChic says:

    Go Dale! I love Mad Men! Your dress is awesome. Love you standing on that old car. Ah-mazing!!! You rule girl and know how to have fun!!! I love retro everything. I feel I should’ve been born at a different time. HAHAHA Have an awesome weekend pretty lady. :D

  21. Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird says:

    I love that dress and I LOVE those shoes!

  22. LV says:

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! That red dress looks amazing on you and the animal print shoes look great.


  23. Lorena says:

    You look spectacular….
    I cannot imagine the sight of getting ON the car…

  24. Anonymous says:

    These photos are amazing. They look like they belong in an Ad or TV! Where did you find such a neat-O car to pose on ;) I love your vibrant red dress and heels – so chic and glam! Great post! Thanks for sharing.


  25. MiMi says:

    Super FAB as always Dale. I haven’t watched the show but now I’m tempted =)

    MiMi ♥..
    Make-up Overdose

  26. sammycx says:

    i love the dress, its gorgeous <3 nice pictures!


  27. Oh to Be a Muse says:

    i really like retro styles and i think this red dress is fab on you. and what a great place for a photoshoot!

  28. Keeping up with E.S.E.M says:

    wow the outfit is awesome, you look stunning! and i LOVE the location of the photos!!!!



  29. Melissa N says:

    loveee the dress, the shape is amazing!
    thanks so much for the comment! and i’ll check the link asap, but my twitter should work here


  30. Suzanne says:

    Great photos, and I super love the heels!

  31. Amanda Nguyen says:

    you wear this look very very well!! I LOVE IT!! and this post is SO editorial!! can you be any more of a vixen in that red number and hotty mc hot hot leopard heels?! gorgeous!
    thanks for stopping by feast.fashion.faves…your comment made my day :)

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  32. Rider says:

    That’s no Chevrolet, Ms. Spice. That’s a Lincoln Continental. Probably made in 1965.

  33. ChiChi81 says:

    Simply stunning in that red dress, Dale! I love it! Love the look, and those photos are just beautiful! Your photographs are so artistic :)


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  34. Ocean Dreams says:

    Love the red dress and your retro look – stunning! :) I still need to take the time and watch Mad Men. :)

  35. Sarah says:

    I’ve not seen mad men but these clothes are stunning! I’m already following you by the way, I clicked to follow and it said I have already signed in :).



  36. mymy says:

    This is a very beautiful dress! chic :)


  37. Ashleigh Nicole says:

    Love the dress! You look red hot!!

    xo Ashleigh


  38. The Dolls Factory says:

    you have mad-men-ed yourself greatly darling
    great post
    Always following
    The Dolls Factory

  39. Carrymel says:

    These photos look awesome! You have great style that I really admire how you put things together. You channeled the Mad Men show perfectly.


  40. La Boheme says:

    Looks like you two had a blast! Love the bold red. Happy weekend to you! xoxo

  41. Liezyl Gomez says:

    red + leopard = LOVE!!

  42. eji patanao says:

    the dress and the shoes are lovely :))

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  43. Raquel T.G. says:

    Wow! such amazing pics!! and the colour of the dress is adorable!

  44. Silvertigo says:

    I love that dress, and the background is so cool! I’m totally following you, this blog is great :) have a great week, beautiful! xoxo

  45. Dale says:

    @Thanks for all the compliments and I needed help getting on the car and tested it first to make sure my foot wouldn’t fall through the hood

    @Rider, Oops, You’re right! It is a Lincoln Continental. I guess I should stick to clothes, not cars hehe

    @Heel In Mint – I totally agree it was such an interesting decade

  46. laura says:

    I really love the silhouette of that era. I wish I had dressed customized to fit me perfectly!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  47. Love that era, love the fashions, love your dress, and LOVE LOVE LOVE these pretty photos!!

    Happy Halloween!

  48. Bad Joan says:

    great post! love your Mad Men look!


  49. Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage says:

    Massive Mad Men fan!! I like to think I dress like that all the time – unfortunately it’s not as much as I’d like! Those are killer shoes! xx

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  50. Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage says:

    Massive Mad Men fan!! I like to think I dress like that all the time – unfortunately it’s not as much as I’d like! Those are killer shoes! xx

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  51. Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage says:

    Massive Mad Men fan!! I like to think I dress like that all the time – unfortunately it’s not as much as I’d like! Those are killer shoes! xx

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  52. Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou says:

    WOW gorgeous photoshoot! Love the dress, love the shoes (OMGoodness) and am enthralled by the juxtaposition of the old car that you’re standing on! I bet you WERE creeped out! Looks like it may have been eerily spooky being a couple of girls out there! Very appropriate for Halloween! ;) xoxo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
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  53. Café Bellini says:

    Fab heels! And I love the setting.

  54. Vintage Makeup says:

    EEP! I love that dress, it’s incredible!

  55. audrey marie says:

    such a cool place to take pics! love the dress! red hot

  56. Taylormarie says:

    Absolutely stunning pictures!
    Your shoes are to die for :)

    Your Blog is fabulous.

    Thanks for following <3

    I’m following you in return.

  57. Miriam says:

    Love your blog and follow it. Can you please follow mine? :)

  58. Joanna says:

    where in the world did you take these photos? love love them! and that dress is soooo pretty! I love the fake engagement ring! haha! might just get one for myself.


  59. Girl absolutely AMAZING/GORGEOUS photoshoot! Seriously you need to send them to a magazine!! Absolutely stunning.

    <3 Marina

  60. Carrie says:

    I’m in LOVE with this dress! Gorgeous!!
    Style in the City

  61. Jessie says:

    These photos look fabulous! And your red dress is gorgeous! Love the heels, too. Killer combo!

    By the way, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway. Come by and enter for a chance to win a stylish hanging travel kit.


    Have a great weekend!


  62. Em says:

    Ahhhhhh! I love this SO much! It’s so perfectly retro! The red is absolutely stunning on you. And your shoes are beyond gorgeous! This is quite possibly the coolest location for a photo shoot! I’m pretty jealous over here. :)


  63. Rider says:

    Lincolns were luxury cars in the 60’s, Ms. Spice. But you made that rusted-out, old wreck look better in 2011 than it ever looked in ’65.

  64. *Glam Chameleon* says:

    U look absolutely splendid in this ravishing red!! Gorgeous!;)
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  65. John Mike says:

    You have a great blog buddy. Keep writing this informative content.


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